Edmond's March sales tax check shows drop in growth

Edmond's monthly sales tax growth continues to decrease. The March sales tax check showed a 1.08 percent growth, the smallest percentage for the year.
by Diana Baldwin Published: March 16, 2013
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“We are very fortunate to remain so far above our 3 percent budget projection,” Stevens said. “That is a very, very healthy increase.”

Shoppers in Edmond pay an 8.25 percent sales tax on purchases; 4.5 percent goes to the state and 3.75 percent is returned to the city. Of the city's portion, 2 percent goes to the general fund and a half-cent goes to the construction of the public safety center. The remaining city sales tax money that does not go into the general fund is divided among firefighters, the police department and capital improvements as designated by voters.

Edmond, in its March check, received $2,456,656 from the 2 percent designated for the general fund. That was $26,182 above the anticipated monthly amount.


by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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